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, defeating the neatherlands in the soccer finale as fans here in the u.s. celebrate. and to kill a mockingbird, the 50th anniversary of harper lee's bestselling novel and the town that inspired it. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. there are high hopes this sunday in the gulf, on this day 83 of the oil spill. b.p. says it hopes to completely cap the gushing well by mid-week, but the company is not making any guarantees. here's the latest: a navy blimp has begun to look for oil and distressed wildlife in the gulf. oil continues to flow tonight as b.p. crews work on the new containment system, and the obama administration says it is optimistic that new system will work. mark strassmann has the latest this evening from grand isle, louisiana. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. b.p. is now staying by wednesday its new cap could stop this spill, a seal so tight not one drop of oil would escape. but for now every new drop is gushing into the gulf. now this is a runaway well. b.p.'s gusher, its
need here and increasingly it's the u.s. that is shouldering that responsibility as secretary of state hillary clinton made clear today in an interview with cbs news. >> we have redoubled our efforts working with the afghans to improve and field a much more professional military. we think that we now are putting into place the pieces of a successful strategy. >> reporter: that strategy, sending more troops into the heart of afghan cities, has been costing a growing number of american lives. >> this is a very hard struggle, and general petraeus has said very clearly that it's likely to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: and it's getting worse. 15 american troops were killed here just this week, putting july on track to be the deadliest month since the war began. most of the deaths occurred in or around the city of kandahar where more american soldiers are being posted to police stations, checkpoints and patrols to try and show the afghan police what law and order looks like. i was just in kandahar, and while the american presence is having an effect, the afghan security force
province. national security correspondent david martin has the latest on the u.s. search and the taliban claims. >> reporter: the u.s. blanketed the area with fliers and posters showing pictures of the two sailors, and offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to their safe return. >> there is a tremendous amount of effort going on to find them, to search, and beyond that, i wouldn't... i can't discuss any additional details. >> reporter: the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, who was visiting afghanistan at the time, called it an unusual circumstance. the two sailors, members of a team training afghans, left their base at camp julian near kabul in an s.u.v. for the relatively short drive to camp eggers. yet their badly shot-up vehicle was found 80 miles south of kabul. why they strayed so far and why they drove into taliban- controlled territory by themselves-- a blatant violation of security procedures-- remain unknown. a statement posted on a taliban web site said they ambushed the s.u.v. in an attempt to capture the sailors alive. when the two men fought back, the taliban
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